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Saudi Arabia says it is beacon of 'light' against Iran despite Khashoggi crisis

Saudi Arabia says it is beacon of 'light' against Iran despite Khashoggi crisisSaudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a U.S.-backed regional bloc against growing Iranian influence in the Middle East but the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. One is a (Saudi) vision of light … One is a (Iranian) vision of darkness which seeks to spread sectarianism throughout the region,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a security summit in Bahrain. “History tells us that light always wins out against the dark … The question is how do we defeat them.” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the killing of Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policy, undermined regional stability and that Washington would take additional measures against those responsible after announcing visa bans on 21 suspects in the case.



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Women rescued after five months at sea had unused emergency beacon

Women rescued after five months at sea had unused emergency beaconUS Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Scott Carr told the Associated Press that after the agency reviewed the details of the incident through interviews with the Tasha Fuiava and Jennifer Appel, authorities found that an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was on board but never used. This type of device can be turned on manually, but usually activates a satellite signal when submerged under water. The National Weather Service has no record of a storm on or near 3 May, the night the women claim they were first thrown off course.



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Attacked Khomeini shrine is beacon for Iranians

Attacked Khomeini shrine is beacon for IraniansThe shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini near Tehran that was attacked on Wednesday has become a place of pilgrimage for millions of Shiite Muslims. Gunmen and suicide bombers simultaneously stormed Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of its revolutionary leader, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Sunni Muslim Islamic State group. Clerics say the shrine is now the third most visited holy site in Iran for Shiites after tombs in the cities of Mashhad, and Qom, which lies a little further to the south.



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